BLUEFIELD, Va. - Host Bluefield (Va.) College hit nearly 60 percent of its second-half shots to pull out the 87-77 Appalachian Athletic Conference victory Wednesday over Union College.
Union led 37-35 at the half; however, Bluefield connected on 20-of-34 shots (58.8 percent) shots in the second half in reeling off 52 points en route to the 10-point win.
The Bulldogs shot the ball well, making 47.5 percent (29-of-61 shots) from the floor. But Bluefield was slightly better as the hosts hit 32-of-65 shots (49.2 percent).
Four players scored in double figures for Union with Kearney Demus (Lexington, Ky.) leading the way with 23 points, the most points any Bulldog scored in a game this season. Newcomer Curtis Stephens followed with 19 points with Payton Ponzer (Independence, Ky.) and Beau Brown (Athens, Tenn.) each chipped in 10 points.
For Bluefield, Rob Wright led the way with 23 points, while Jewaun Wynn added 15 points. Borgia M'Bala chipped in 14 points with Ted O'boute and Carlton Shumake contributed 12 and 11 points, respectively.
The loss snapped the Bulldogs' three-game win streak, dropping them to 8-8 overall and 3-2 in league play. The Rams improved to 6-9 overall and 3-2 in the AAC.
Union returns to action at Tennessee Wesleyan College Saturday at 4 p.m.